Qatar Airways welcomes 'Flying Eye Hospital' to Doha

Qatar Airways has hosted Orbis´ Flying Eye Hospital in Doha with an official reception at Doha International Airport (DIA) attended by dignitaries and special guests, the airline said.

The aircraft, a medical training facility housed within a MD-10 aircraft, will be on display until 29 March as part of a tour to raise awareness about preventable blindness and its impact on developing countries. The plane will offer students, medical professionals, and partners the opportunity to explore the ´hospital with wings´.

While in Doha, the Flying Eye Hospital will be promoting Qatar Creating Vision, an eye health initiative that brings together three charities and 19 hospitals with the aim of providing 5.5 million child eye tests and treatments to children in India and Bangladesh before 2020.

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, serves more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The airline will add a number of new destinations in 2017, including Auckland, Chiang Mai, Dublin, Nice, Skopje on board its fleet of 195 aircraft.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.